If you were hoping to get an early viewing in before Sunday’s (24 April) premier of season 6 of Game of Thrones, think again. In an attempt to prevent any leaks of the new storyline for season 6, HBO hasn’t released any pre-screenings for the press, industry insiders or even the cast. HBO is obviously dead set on keeping season 6’s exciting new plot line a secret, especially since it will be the first time that the show deviates from George R.R. Martin’s novels.

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But the rules don’t apply to you when you’re the president of the free-world. It was confirmed during a Game of Thrones premier event in Hollywood this weekend that President Barack Obama requested to see the show ahead of its official premier on HBO. The news was confirmed by the show’s creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss on the red carpet and the duo further confirmed that they will be complying with President Obama’s request to see episodes of season 6 ahead of the show’s official premier.

When the commander-in-chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you gonna do?

The duo said to reporters that it was a “very strange moment” when they found out that President Obama wanted to see the show before the official premier.

The rest of us will have to wait until Sunday (24 April) to watch the premier of HBO’s Game of Throne season 6. If you’re in South Africa you can catch the premier of Game of Thrones season 6 on DStv channel 102 on 25 April at 03:00.

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